Robert
 
J.
 
Levy
MD
Email: 
levyr@email.chop.edu
Address: 
CHOP Abramson Pediatric Research Center, Room 702D
215-590-6119
Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Cardiovascular Development / Congenital Heart Disease
Biotechnology / Nanomedicine / Imaging

CVI Research Description:
Heart valve disease, gene delivery stents, biomaterials, nanotechnology

Dr. Levy's major research interests are heart valve disease, gene delivery stents, biomaterials and nanotechnology.

Research Summary
Heart Valve Disease: Research programs underway concerning the developmental basis for aortic valve disease, mechanistic studies of progression of calcific aortic stenosis, serotonin mechanisms in heart valve disease, and novel biomaterials for heart valve prostheses.

Gene delivery stents are an area of major interest: plasmid or viral vectors configured in sustained release preparations onto vascular stents for site specific vascular gene therapy.

Magnetic intravascular delivery of nanoparticles to treat arterial disease.

Appointments
Professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1997– present)
Professor of Pharmacology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2004– present)
Education
M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1970)
Selected Publications